Hull York Medical School

Develop your skills and knowledge in mental health research, supported by clinical and academic experts in the field.

Throughout your degree, you will learn from staff who are active researchers in mental health, and staff who come from a range of clinical backgrounds including psychology, psychiatry, and mental health nursing.

You will be supported to develop your knowledge, skills and understanding about mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety, and psychosis. You will graduate equipped with the skills to take on roles in mental health research and clinical settings, and to have a positive impact on improving individual and population mental health and wellbeing.


Core modules

Option modules

You will study two option modules. In previous years, options have covered topics such as:


In the summer semester, you will focus on an independent research project. You will be encouraged to publish your findings where possible and to communicate your research to wider audiences, for example, through blogs, articles, and presentations.

Entry Requirements

Typical offer
Undergraduate degree 2.1 or equivalent, or a medical degree. Applications are also welcome from intercalating medical students, and from candidates with a 2.2 (or equivalent) with sufficient, relevant work experience in mental health.
Other international qualifications Equivalent qualifications from your country

English language

If English isn’t your first language you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. We accept the following qualifications:

Minimum requirement
IELTS 6.5, minimum 6.5 in Writing and 6.5 in all other components
C1 Advanced and C2 Proficiency 185, minimum 185 in Writing and 176 in all other components
Duolingo 120, minimum 120 in Production and 120 in all other components
LanguageCert SELT C1 with 33/50 in each component
TOEFL 96, minimum 24 in Writing and 23 in all other components
Trinity ISE III Distinction in all components

For more information see our postgraduate English language requirements.

If you’ve not met our English language requirements

You may be eligible for one of our pre-sessional English language courses. These courses will provide you with the level of English needed to meet the conditions of your offer.

The length of course you need to take depends on your current English language test scores and how much you need to improve to reach our English language requirements.

After you’ve accepted your offer to study at York, we’ll confirm which pre-sessional course you should apply to via You@York.

Closing Date

1st August 2023